Police Searching for Armed Suspect in Two Attempted Pharmacy Robberies

04/24/18
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ROBBERY #1:          April 19 at 10:05 a.m., The Drug Shoppe, 4060 North Armenia Avenue

ROBBERY #2:          April 21 at 9:15 a.m., CVS, 625 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:  W/M, approximately 5'09"-6'0," thin build. He was last seen wearing a

gray and white striped hoodie, and a flannel shirt with gray/green colored cargo shorts with a pair of low cut black and white shoes.

DETAILS:

Tampa Police detectives need your help identifying an armed suspect who attempted to rob two pharmacies.  The latest robbery took place at a CVS store located at 625 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on April 21.  The suspect entered the store shortly after 9 a.m.  He walked directly toward the pharmacy and showed the clerk a black firearm while demanding Hydrocodone pills.  The suspect fled the store after the clerk refused to give him any prescription medication.

 

Detectives believe the same suspect tried to commit a similar armed robbery on April 19 at The Drug Shoppe, located on Armenia Avenue.  During that robbery, the suspect approached the counter and passed the pharmacy clerk a hand-written note demanding Oxycontin.  During the encounter, the suspect pulled up his jacket to show the employee what appeared to be a black pistol.  He never spoke during the robbery.  The suspect left the store without receiving any prescription drugs. 

 

The suspect covered his face with a cloth during both attempted robberies.  None of the victims were harmed.

 

Anyone with information regarding this armed robbery suspect  is urged to contact Crime Stoppers to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

The Tampa Police Department is teaming up with the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host "Operation Medicine Cabinet." Law enforcement and volunteers will collect unused or expired prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications from community members in an effort to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands. The prescription drug drop-off event will take place on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations: 

CVS, located at 102 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa 
Health Matters Pharmacy, located at 1702 North 50th Street, Tampa

Janelle McGregor

Tampa PD Spokesperson